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My outside air conditioning unit keeps starting for a few seconds, then stops, then starts again and then turns on. The house is cool but it keeps doing this all of the time.

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  • hensandme May 08, 2009

    Thanks for your feedback..these units have been in the home for 6 years.. just starting doing this yesterday.

  • hensandme May 08, 2009

    Thanks!.. Is coil cleaninc something i can do? Or should i call someone?

  • hensandme May 09, 2009

    Thanks Healeyman... I'll let you know how it goes! I appreciate your help and any other ideas you may have. :)

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Constant starting is going to run up your electric bill a lot. Have the unit checked out by a professional repairman. It could be as simple as a weak relay, or your outside coils could need cleaning. Definately check the inside coils, there are coil cleaning sprays that will clean them good.

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    mike kirschbaum May 08, 2009

    You can do coil cleaning yourself, it's good to get familiar with your equipment. Take out the filter, hopefully the coil is easily visible. A commercial spray that says 'coil cleaner' is best, but I use windex with bleach in a pinch. Check the drain, it may be gummed up. A garden sprayer is a good tool to clean inside and outside coils.

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Sound like the unit is oversized for the home so it is short cycling how big is the house and what model number is on the outside unit

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